:ideaI hate bring out an old thread, but I was reading up on this and trying to decide why people just didn't replace the Suzuki bearing in place of the new one in the chinese levers? What is the difference now? Just because the label says made in the USA doesnt mean the material came from the USA. I know people feel strongly about this but if the OEM bearing in the brake lever is placed in the chinese lever then what's so wrong with it? It has all the clearence it needs and is promised to be in spec.
if it is a name brand lever, you probably fucked up the install.Hello,
I know this post was from a while ago but I just installed CNC levers and everything is working ok including the brass insert was lined up and brakes are not locking up. Only problem is when I squeeze lever it makes the clicking noise and releases switch enabling the brake light, sometimes when I release the brake the lever does not revert all the way and does not push button in causing brake light to stay on unless I give it a little extra push... Any idea's?
You just contradicted yourself. They work fine, except that the brakes do not fully release on their own. Ride around with it slightly in like that, pads rubbing will overheat brake fluid and it will lock up. Ebay CNC by chance?everything is working ok...
when I release the brake the lever does not revert all the way
I bought same exact cheap ones (EBAY CNC) and same exact thing just happened to me today. My front wheel completely locked up at around 50 MPH. I notice the hole where the MC plunger goes is just to narrow. Re-installed stock ones and just ordered some FP levers.hopefully i'll answer everyone's questions...
I am ok. I where full gear.. only had a bruised knee and my neck is a little sore.
I have talked to the manufacturer and they said i can ship them back for a refund.. I know that doesn't "fix" everything.. but all $$ will help right now.
we think the problem is this mechanism:
This should fit into a grove on the lever and be straight.. on my CNC Chinese lever, it was a tight fit and it actually had the lever angled to the side.. now when i rolled it forward it was fine, and when i applied the brakes it was fine.. but from what me and my friend read, if that lever is sideways.. it doesn't allow fluid to flow back.. so it builds up pressure and heat and eventually engages the brakes..
Green would be straight.. Red was how mine was angled
now this is the best we could come up with. Especially since I did install them the day before and then just now have a problem.
Do you happen to have any go pro footage of that?Did you crash? Did you have to ask two burly men for assistance to pick up your bike? And were u able to find your missing mirror?I bought same exact cheap ones (EBAY CNC) and same exact thing just happened to me today. My front wheel completely locked up at around 50 MPH. I notice the hole where the MC plunger goes is just to narrow. Re-installed stock ones and just ordered some FP levers.
Sorry for bumping old thread but PLEASE DO NOT BUY THESE!!!!!
sorry but i dont feel bad about your bike... people will never learn... its a sticky for a reason.. 98% of the cheap ebay levers will let you down... not worth the gamble... if you spent another 40-60 bucks it never woulda happend. :hammer someone said i dont know why you feel the need to spend top dollar on things for your bike... heres your answerwell guys.. i can now say they are cheap and let me down.. the front brake lever angled the master cylinder switch which caused my front end to lock up.. i went down and slid for about 40 yards..
well guys.. i can now say they are cheap and let me down.. the front brake lever angled the master cylinder switch which caused my front end to lock up.. i went down and slid for about 40 yards..
Check out FP levers...Was tempted to buy Chinese replicas like this but thought to myself can i really trust something that cheap which needs to stop my pride and joy in an emergency and potently save my life... :nono. = I'm Thinking NOT!
So just to make sure i googled "CNC leavers snapping" and lucky enough found this thread to confirm my fears. :twitch
Would like to upgrade to ASV's but at £92 each its a bit much, even if they are the dogs bollocks with 5 years warranty, so think i will just stick with my stock leavers for now.
Thanks again and ride safe.unk
here is some talk about those cheap levers :You're not really going to get any difference in quality regardless of a name on a box or website etc. At the end of the day it's still the same product CNC machined from a block of aluminum with the same ratchet mechanism and a couple of bolts.